Dongseo University(DSU), founded in 1992, has been nurturing talented young people with a balanced focus on strong academics and development of the Christian spirit, enabling them to master their intellect, emotion, and volition. In particular, the College of Design is introducing a differentiated future education system through convergence education with the combination of technology and art. We are striving to complete the educational value of ‘The Only One’ with the goal of fostering creative designers. We produce about 200 graduates every year in bachelors. Since 2002, we granted over 600 students master’s and doctor’s degree. The college consist of 30 full-time professors and we invited world renowned scholars as chair-professors and visiting professors.
Dongseo University(DSU) has become a hub university in Asia with a global network of over 230 international sister schools and industry affiliates. This vast global network enables DSU students to study and work in locations all around the world. Also, DSU sends 100 students annually to each of its branch campuses in the U.S. and in China to improve their linguistic competencies while expanding their global perspectives.
The value of the College of Design of DSU is based on an educational philosophy that communicates with the world and pursues human-centered design. As of 2019, the College of Design carry out a variety of international exchange programs and global design workshops every year with the world’s leading universities such as Purdue University, Monash University, Kyushu Sangyo University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai University of Engineering Science and many others.
Offering innovative education is a key focus of Dongseo University(DSU). Various programs already in place at DSU have served as benchmarks for other leading universities. These include convergence education curriculums encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation, class selling programs in which the university and its industry partners work together to meet one another’s expectations, and virtual learning educational strategies such as O2O and VOICE which enhance on-site learning capabilities.
Students and professors at College of Design of DSU are working on various community projects in cooperation with the local industries, small business owners, and local governments. Ongoing projects include the DMZ Haemaru Village Project and the Busan Gamcheon Culture Village Project. Through the DMZ Haemaru Village Project, a multi-purpose space has been planned and executed for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas since 2010. Through the Busan Gamcheon Culture Village Project, a service and community design team has developed a guide map to give information on Gamcheon Village and help visitors easily explore the location.
Digital Media Design(include motion graphic and Interaction/UX design), Advertising Design, Graphic Design(typography, package design and publication design), Design as an Art(experimental design and identity design), Environmental Design(include space design and interior design), Product Design(innovative concept design), Service Design, Fashion Design.
faculties and departments
College of Design, Dongseo University (Faculty of Design and Department of Fashion Design)
bachelor level programs
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design (Major: Design and Fashion Design)
master level programs
Master of Design
research activity and main areas
Digital Media Design, Interaction/UX design, Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Product Design, Service Design, Fashion Design, Human-Centered Design Methodology, Design History, Design Theory(include Design Culture, Gamification, Design Thinking of Korea)
doctorate level programs
Doctor of Design
subject areas for exchange students
Digital Media Design, Interaction/UX design, Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Product Design, Service Design, Human-Centered Design Methodology, Design History, Design Theory(include Design Culture, Gamification, Design Thinking of Korea)
Spring Semester: 3rd, Jan. / Autumn Semester: 31st, Jul.
Korean, English and Chinese(Partly)
Spring Semester: 2nd, Mar.-14th, Jun. / Autumn Semester: 1st, Sep.-18th, Dec.
cost of living per month (studying and living)
Tuition fee: Bachelor: 3,792,000 KRW / Master: 5,068,000 KRW / Doctor: 5,446,000 KRW
Domitiry fee: 530,000~650,000 KRW
Living Expenses: 600,000 KRW (per month)